Last Friday, our school had their annual Day of Caring. People sign up for help around their yards and the kids, grade 7 through 12, head out with window wash, rakes, and whatever it takes to spiffy up the community. We go to parks, shut-ins, senior centers, or cemeteries. We take buses to the communities all over the county and invade with giggles and and squeegees!
I was at a beautiful cemetery in Brooks with a handful of kids. The kids were able and willing. I learned more about some of my students then I ever thought. I knew instantly whom I'd give a job recommendation. I was amazed at their work ethic.
I also had to giggle at the kids who were like me at that age, who just thought that by being there and holding a rake they were amazing. Ha! I was so silly. I cut them a little slack in my head and directed them over to a pile of leaves.